The effects of selective schooling and self-concept on adolescents' academic aspiration: an examination of Dweck's self-theory.

@article{Ahmavaara2007TheEO,
  title={The effects of selective schooling and self-concept on adolescents' academic aspiration: an examination of Dweck's self-theory.},
  author={Anni Ahmavaara and Diane M Houston},
  journal={The British journal of educational psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 Pt 3},
  pages={613-32}
}
BACKGROUND Dweck has emphasized the role of pupils' implicit theories about intellectual ability in explaining variations in their engagement, persistence and achievement. She has also highlighted the role of confidence in one's intelligence as a factor influencing educational attainment. AIM The aim of this paper is to develop a model of achievement aspiration in adolescence and to compare young people who are educated at a selective grammar school with those who attend a non-selective… CONTINUE READING